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Overview of noun upstart

The noun upstart has 3 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. upstart

(an arrogant or presumptuous person)

2. upstart, parvenu, nouveau-riche, arriviste

(a person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class)

3. kip, upstart

(a gymnastic exercise performed starting from a position with the legs over the upper body and moving to an erect position by arching the back and swinging the legs out and down while forcing the chest upright)

Overview of adj upstart

The adj upstart has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. nouveau-riche, parvenu, parvenue, upstart

(characteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position) © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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